Robert Sellers Captures Inaugural Summer Sprint Shootout At Southern Oklahoma Speedway

Robert Sellers Mike Spivey photo
By John Rittenoure
ARDMORE, Okla. (July 24, 2015) – It was all in the family for the Sellers at Southern Oklahoma Speedway on Friday during the 1st Annual Summer Sprint Shootout.

Robert Sellers Mike Spivey photo
Robert Sellers
Mike Spivey photo

Robert Sellers took the lead away from his son, Shane, on lap 17 of the AmeriFlex Hose and Accessories Oil Capital Racing Series feature and went on to victory for the sixth time this season. Shane Sellers settled for second after starting on the pole.

“We are always happy to get a 1-2 finish,” Robert Sellers said of his victory. “Even if I run second to Shane I am just as happy as winning.”

Shane led for the first 16 laps. Robert moved into second on lap 10 then sized up what move he would need to take on Shane for the lead.

“When I got up on him finally I felt like the only place I could pass him was up on (turns) 1 and 2 because you had a little moisture on the bottom so that is where I made it happen,” explained Robert.

The Sellers are always happy if they both run up front.

“One thing about me and Shane we are both each others biggest fans,” Robert said. “We pretty much run this as a team deal and help each other out.

“It was good to get out without tearing anything up and have a 1-2 finish.”

The track condition was conducive to passing according to Robert.

“It was good,” he said. “That is the best track you can have to me. You had to drive and that made for some passing.”

Shane was fairly happy in his cars setup but was not surprised to see dad show up.

“I was little loose at the beginning of the race, but at the very beginning of the race I was actually pretty good,” Shane said. “Starting up front I was in clean air and was pretty quick.

“The setup started fading on me. When we got to lapped traffic I was not really tight enough to throw a good slider but I didnt want to be to cautious. That is when guys start catching you.”

That is when Robert showed up.

“My dad was tight enough to get by on the bottom,” Shane said. “He was a little faster then me but I think if I could have stayed in clean air I might have stayed in front.

“If you have to lose to anybody I prefer it be one of us.”

At the finish Gary Owens finished third coming from his ninth place starting position. Brandon Long and Brett Wilson rounded out the top five.
AmeriFlex / Oil Capital Racing Series
Southern Oklahoma Speedway – Ardmore, Okla.
Saturday, July 24, 2015

Car count: 21


Boyd Racing Engines Heat  (8 laps) – 1, 4-Shane Sellers[1]. 2, 53-Brett Wilson[2]. 3, 76H-TJ Honkomp[6]. 4, 88S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 5, 10K-Kyle Ezell[5]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 7, 66-David Lambert[7].

Shock Doc Heat  (8 laps) – 1, 55-Johnny Kent[3]. 2, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[1]. 3, 22-Cody Wampler[4]. 4, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[6]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[2]. DNS:30-Joseph Miller.

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat  (8 laps) – 1, 4X-Robert Sellers[6]. 2, 2K-Brandon Long[4]. 3, 33-Gary Owens[3]. 4, 69-Glen Passmore[2]. 5, 007-Michael Bookout[5]. 6, 24-T.J. Herrell[7]. 7, 21-Brandon Jennings[1].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps) – 1, 4X-Robert Sellers[7]. 2, 4-Shane Sellers[1]. 3, 33-Gary Owens[9]. 4, 2K-Brandon Long[8]. 5, 53-Brett Wilson[5]. 6, 22-Cody Wampler[3]. 7, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[6]. 8, 10K-Kyle Ezell[14]. 9, 69-Glen Passmore[12]. 10, 31-Casey Wills[10]. 11, 5-Cameron Hagin[17]. 12, 76H-TJ Honkomp[4]. 13, 007-Michael Bookout[15]. 14, P78-Perry Pickard[18]. 15, 24-T.J. Herrell[16]. 16, 66-David Lambert[19]. 17, 88S-Shayla Waddell[11]. 18, 55-Johnny Kent[2]. 19, 50Z-Zach Chappell[13]. 20, 21-Brandon Jennings[20]. 21, 30-Joseph

Lap Leaders: Johnny Kent 1-2, Shane Sellers 3-16, Robert Sellers 17-25.
Margin of Victory: 2.632 seconds.

Boyd’s Racing Engines Heat: Shane Sellers
Shock Doc Heat: Johnny Kent.
Drive Shafts Inc Heat: Robert Sellers.
D&E Hard Luck Recipient: Johnny Kent
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Robert Sellers (+6)
Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Cameron Hagin
M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: T.J. Honkomp
Lightning Wings Recipient: Casey Wills
Rod End Supply Recipients: Brett Wilson, Morgan Fletcher, T.J. Herrell
Maxim Racing Recipient: N/A
Amsoil Recipient: N/A
Dyno Services of Oklahoma Recipient: N/A

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